Articles on how we do it

Hiring: How We Do It

Hiring: How We Do It

Our hiring process is different, very different. It's designed to be as fair and effective as possible. Tim Yocum explains ho…

Tim Yocum
Tim Yocum
A Duty to Alert - PagerDuty at Compose

A Duty to Alert - PagerDuty at Compose

Compose's Tim Yocum recently wrote a guest blog at Pagerduty which we reproduce here for our readers who don't read that blog…

Tim Yocum
Tim Yocum
The Great Remote Work Week - How We Did It

The Great Remote Work Week - How We Did It

"Hey, everyone, we're all going home next week" - With this announcement from Compose CEO Kurt, so began an intriguing and in…

Thom Crowe
Thom Crowe
How We Do It: Good Deeds Recognized

How We Do It: Good Deeds Recognized

How often have you accomplished something at work, raised your head from the desk and found you are in an empty office and no…

Dj Walker-Morgan
Dj Walker-Morgan
How We Do It: Backups

How We Do It: Backups

We've talked about how you can produce backups on-demand both manually and using the API, but what happens behind the curtain…

Dj Walker-Morgan
Dj Walker-Morgan
Project ChuckleDuck - How MongoHQ Became Compose

Project ChuckleDuck - How MongoHQ Became Compose

When we decided to offer more databases alongside MongoDB to our customers, one fact was glaringly obvious: we were going to…

Thom Crowe
Thom Crowe

Big Bobby Tables Gets a MongoHQ Database

After a small flood of retweets, we were happy to see that the people of Twitter liked finding our signup form immortalised X…

Dj Walker-Morgan
Dj Walker-Morgan
How We Do It: Running a Global Remote Pizza Party

How We Do It: Running a Global Remote Pizza Party

We're a widely distributed company with a combination of offices and remote working around the world. It's second nature for…

Dj Walker-Morgan
Dj Walker-Morgan
How We Do It: Integrating Engineering & Support

How We Do It: Integrating Engineering & Support

We are always looking for ways to be better at MongoHQ. One of those ways is by making sure that support and engineering are…

Dj Walker-Morgan
Dj Walker-Morgan
Tooltime at MongoHQ

Tooltime at MongoHQ

The inverse of the proverb "A poor workman blames his tools" is that a good craftsman credits their tools whenever they can.…

Dj Walker-Morgan
Dj Walker-Morgan

How MongoHQ Uses HipChat to Connect a Distributed Team

This blog post is republished from the HipChat blog, co-authored by Elena Gorman. Since its conception MongoHQ has grown from…

Kurt Mackey
Kurt Mackey

Making Remote Work Work: An Adventure in Time & Space

MongoHQ is a distributed company, with 21 employees scattered across California, Alabama, Utah, Windsor Ontario, Quebec, and…

Kurt Mackey
Kurt Mackey